Hollins University

Roanoke, VA

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Hollins University

Hollins University

Hollins University Student Essentials

Hollins University Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.hollins.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $32,075
Out-of-State Tuition: $32,075
Retention Rate: 70%
Enrollment: 1,183
Year Established: 1842

About Hollins University

Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, provides a high-quality liberal arts education with an emphasis on instilling and promoting human values. Its undergraduate programs are offered solely to women, while select graduate programs are available to both men and women.

To honor its commitment to instilling human values and supporting the community, Hollins offers a completely student-run community service organization called SHARE. On average, about a third of enrolled students engage in community outreach activities, including a service learning program in Jamaica, offered annually.

Academics offered include undergraduate programs in areas like:

  • Art
  • Business
  • Communication Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • English
  • Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Religious Studies

Hollins also offers a number of pre-professional career courses, such as Pre-Law or Pre-Med, preparing students for further study in those fields.

Coed graduate programs include:

  • Children’s Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Liberal Studies
  • Playwriting
  • Screenwriting and Film Studies
  • Teaching

Study abroad opportunities are also available in countries as diverse as Ghana, Cuba, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, Germany, and more.

You can also receive certifications in Arts Management and Leadership Studies.

Financial aid is offered to eligible students. Room and board, as well as a meal plan, are offered, but not required of incoming students.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

50% of students gave Hollins University 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Different for everyone, depending on what you want. For me this is not what I wanted in a college experience so I disliked it.


Alumnus - Grad Year 1974

Overall Rating

Hollins provided a supportive environment to explore any and all interests from academic to extracurricular. Great community feel on campus. Vibrant students who care about the world. Beautiful campus with excellent facilities. Great dance department with opportunity to perform. Short term and foreign study a real plus!


Hollins University Map & Location

Hollins University
7916 Williamson Rd NW
Roanoke, VA 24020


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Getting Around Hollins University

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Roanoke, VA

Winter
Dec
48
30
Jan
46
27
Feb
50
30
Spring
Mar
58
37
Apr
68
45
May
76
53
Summer
Jun
83
62
Jul
87
66
Aug
86
65
Fall
Sep
79
58
Oct
69
47
Nov
59
38

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 776
Freshman Class 199
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,183

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 5%
  • African American: 11%
  • Caucasian: 75%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 5%
Latino 5%
African American 11%
Caucasian 75%
Asian 2%
Unknown and Other 5%

Undergraduate 66%
Graduate 34%
Full-Time 64%
Part-Time 36%
Women 100%
Men 0%
International 5%
Domestic 95%

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